Metropolitan Opera Announces Update to Ticket Sales in Midst of Cyberattack

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a ticket update while it is under cyberattack.

The company took to social media and said, “while the cyberattack against the Met continues to impact our website and ticketing systems, we are grateful to our friends at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, who have allowed us to offer tickets to select performances through their website.”

The Met added, “general-admission tickets to the December 11 and 14 performances of Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto,’ as well as the December 13 performance of Verdi’s ‘Aida,’ can now be purchased online and at the Welcome Center box office at David Geffen Hall for just $50.

“Seating will be in the Orchestra section of the opera house, and locations will be assigned by Met ushers on a first-come, first-served basis immediately prior to curtain. Tickets will be issued as e-tickets from Lincoln Center or can be picked up at the Met box office starting one hour before the performance.”

The news comes after the Met suffered a cyberattack and has seen the company unable to sell tickets for the past week.